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How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

Are We Witnessing the Emergence of a New World Order?

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Professors in homeless shelters: It is time to talk seriously about adjuncts

Adjunct abuse is one of higher education’s great sins. So why is a leading writing conference not discussing it?<p>Hi there, Association of Writers and Writing Programs.<p>We’ve known each other for awhile. We first met in 2009 in New York and it was love at first sight. You plied me with talks about …

Mushrooms Are Helping Purify Dirty Waters

Shroom-cleaning<p>Let this idea grow on you: using mushrooms to clean up dirty, polluted urban streams. That's what environmentalists are trying in Oregon. Volunteers for Ocean Blue Project, an ecological restoration nonprofit, are placing mushroom spawn in burlap sacks with a mixture of coffee …

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Water in the Anthropocene

Water in the Anthropocene is a very cool infographic video looking at the different ways we humans are changing the global water cycle.<p><i>Water in the</i> …

Debunking 9/11 Myths

• <b>Author:</b> David Dunbar & Brad Reagan<p>A decade after the World Trade Center disaster, rampant speculation abounds on what actually happened. Wild talk flourishes on the Internet, TV, and radio. Was the Pentagon really struck by a missile? Was the untimely death of Barry Jennings, who witnessed the …

From Dictatorship to Democracy

• <b>Author:</b> Gene Sharp<p><i>From</i> <i>Dictatorship to Democracy</i> was a pamphlet, printed and distributed by Dr Gene Sharp and based on his study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration. Now in its fourth edition, it was originally handed out by the Albert Einstein Institution, and …

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

• <b>Author:</b> Ha-Joon Chang<p>Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest …

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

• <b>Author:</b> M.E. Brines<p>Are Conspiracy Theories intrinsically absurd? Why do some people believe in them while others just laugh at the very idea? A must-read for every conspiracy theorist and scary as hell if you aren’t.

A Thousand Lies: Lies Every Good American Must Believe

• <b>Author:</b> D. W. St.John<p>These are a few of the lies we must believe if America’s political system, culture and world dominance is to endure. Our faith in them insures we never question who we are, how we live or the world we have made.<br>This list is for all Americans, be they progressive, conservative, …

On China

• <b>Author:</b> Henry Kissinger<p>For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no diplomats in each others' capitals and no direct way to communicate. Then, in July 1971, Henry Kissinger arrived secretly in Beijing on a mission which quickly led to …

Mark Thomas Presents the People's Manifesto

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Thomas<p>Mark Thomas has been touring the country for months, getting audiences to come up with policies aimed at sorting out the country's political chaos and taking back the power for the people. Sick to death of bailing out bankers and subsidising MPs homes, the audience vote on the …

Fox News ignores right-wing extremists

The cable network sees what it wants to see<p>On August 5, 2012, just before 10:30 in the morning, Wade Michael Page pulled up outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., took out his semi-automatic handgun and started killing worshipers. An Army veteran and an avid bass player in a neo-Nazi rock …